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Product Line: Cisco MS420-24-HW Networking Switch
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $971.00
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$0.00 - $971.00
Current price $971.00
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Product Description

The MS420-24-HW Cisco features 24 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports with a speed of 1000 Mbps and supports up to 4,095 VLANs, making it ideal for high-density networking environments. It operates efficiently with an idle power consumption of 45 W and a full load power consumption of 175 W, within an AC voltage range of 100 VAC to 240 VAC and a frequency of 47 to 63 Hz. Designed for durability and easy maintenance, it includes hot swap and field-replaceable fans and power supplies, boasts a MTBF of 225,540 hours, and supports automatic firmware upgrades, ensuring reliable and up-to-date operations.

Key Feature for the MS420-24-HW

  • What is the number of 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports available on this device?
    There are 24 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports.
  • Can you detail the management port specifications?
    The device includes 1 RJ45 management port.
  • What speed do the SFP/SFP+ ports support?
    The SFP/SFP+ ports support speeds of 1000 Mbps.
  • What is the range of AC voltage the device can operate within?
    The device operates within a 100 VAC to 240 VAC range.
  • How much power does the device consume when idle and under full load?
    Idle power consumption is 45 W, and full load power consumption is 175 W.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is 225,540 hours.
  • What are the operating temperature limits of the device?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • Does the device support hot swapping for any components?
    Yes, fans and power supplies are hot swap and field replaceable.
  • How many VLANs does the device support?
    The device supports up to 4,095 VLANs.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the device?
    The dimensions are 17.3 in. width, 18.6 in. depth, 1.8 in. height, and it weighs 18.1 lbs.

Product Review

The Cisco MS420-24-HW offers 24 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports, catering to high-bandwidth requirements, with dual power supplies enhancing redundancy for critical network infrastructure. However, its limitation to 1Gbps speed on SFP/SFP+ ports may not meet the needs of environments requiring higher throughput. Additionally, the switch's power consumption ranges from 45W at idle to 175W under full load, which, coupled with a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 225,540 hours, underscores its reliability but also highlights potential considerations for operational costs and efficiency.


The Cisco MS420-24-HW is a high-performance, cloud-managed 24 port 10GbE SFP/SFP+ switch designed for scalable, high-bandwidth applications. The switch offers a comprehensive set of features suitable for enterprise deployments. With its dual power supplies and front-to-back airflow, the MS420-24-HW ensures reliability and operational efficiency. This networking device is equipped with 24 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports, supporting speeds up to 1000 Mbps, making it an ideal solution for environments requiring high-speed data transmission. It also includes a single RJ45 management port for simplified device management. The switch operates within an AC voltage range of 100 VAC to 240 VAC and an AC frequency of 47 to 63 Hz, catering to diverse global electrical standards. Power efficiency is a notable feature of the MS420-24-HW, with an idle power consumption of 45 W and a full load power consumption of 175 W. This efficiency is crucial for reducing operational costs in data centers and large network deployments. The device also boasts a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 225,540 hours, highlighting its reliability and durability over time. The Cisco MS420-24-HW operates optimally within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring stable performance under various environmental conditions. Its rack-mount design, complemented by included mounting hardware, allows for easy installation in standard 19-inch racks. The switch's dimensions are 17.3 inches in width, 18.6 inches in depth, and 1.8 inches in height, with a weight of 18.1 lbs. Key hardware features include:
  • Support for up to 8 ports per aggregate, allowing for high-density port configurations and efficient traffic management.
  • Capability to support up to 4,095 VLANs, providing extensive network segmentation options for enhanced security and traffic management.
  • A large MAC forwarding table capacity of 128K, enabling efficient handling of large numbers of concurrent connections and high volumes of network traffic.
The switch is designed with hot swap and field-replaceable fans and power supplies, ensuring minimal downtime and easy maintenance. It also supports automatic firmware upgrades, keeping the device up-to-date with the latest features and security patches without manual intervention. In summary, the Cisco MS420-24-HW offers a powerful, scalable solution for high-bandwidth networks. Its comprehensive set of features, combined with energy-efficient design and high reliability, make it an excellent choice for enterprises looking to deploy a high-performance, manageable, and resilient network infrastructure.


Item NumberCisco MS420-24-HW
24-Port 10GbE SFP/SFP+ Count24
Management Interface Count (RJ45)1
Data Rate for SFP/SFP+ Ports1 Gbps
AC Input, Minimum100 VAC
AC Input, Maximum240 VAC
AC Line Frequency47 - 63 Hz
Consumption at Idle45 W
Consumption under Full Load175 W
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)225,540 Hours
Operational Temperature, Low0 °C
Operational Temperature, High40 °C
Installation StyleRack-Mount
Includes Mounting EquipmentYes
Cooling DirectionFront-to-Back
Power Supply Count2
Dimensions (Width)17.3 inches
Dimensions (Depth)18.6 inches
Dimensions (Height)1.8 inches
Unit Weight18.1 lbs
Max Ports in Aggregation Group8
Supported VLANsUp to 4,095
MAC Address Table Size128K Entries
User-Serviceable PartsYes (Fans and Power Supplies)
Automated Software UpdatesYes

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